We certainly have no business arming Islamist groups that we fought across the border in Iraq. If, like some, you insist that we're not "arming Islamist groups," I hate to tell you but the search for non-Islamist rebels is looking like O.J. Simpson's search for the "real killer" everywhere except the mirror where he'll always catch him!
First up is American Conservative's James Antel III, "FIghting Terrorism by Arming Terrorists."
Hard Left's Counterpunch has "America: It's Own Worst Enemy."
Finally, Thomas Fleming writes in Chronicles on this: www.chroniclesmagazine.org
Best quote from that article is this:
This operation already combines some of the worst features of the Second Iraq War--remember Colin Powell lying to the world on television?-- (Even he could not have been stupid enough to believe the nonsense about WMD's in Iraq)--and Hilary Clinton's Arab Spring.
Here is how it works. On the one hand, the government reserves the right to spy on American citizens because it wants to defend us from terrorists, but on the other, we are willing to arm and pay Islamic terrorists in Bosnia, Kosovo, Egypt, Lybia, and Syria.
We do not need Bradley Manning or Edward Snowden to feed our paranoid fantasies. The maniacs in charge--Obama and McCain--actually tell us publicly what they are planning to do. - See more at: www.chroniclesmagazine.org